This page, Futures.church, will point you to my new blog and a new area of research — “futures foresight for today’s church.”

We live in changing times, especially for those of us involved in church ministry. Blogs and news accounts remind us regularly that fewer people attend church now, and more people choose “None” when asked about their religious affiliation. There is no doubt that American churches are facing new challenges unlike any we have encountered before.

As a small church pastor, I deal with these challenges on a daily basis, as do many of you. However, hand-wringing and despair will not help us chart a path into the future for our churches. I invite you to follow Futures.church for the best in resources, insights, and practical approaches to understanding and planning for the future of the church.